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Orchidaceae A. L. Jussieu

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Orchidaceae
Cypripedium sp.

Credit: Hong Song

Habit: herb, vine

Important diagnostics: scale-like leaves, with gynostemium, with rostellum

Hairs: glandular

Root: aerial

Stem: rhizome, tuberous, corm

Leaf: position: alternate

Flowers: perianth number: 6

Flowers: petal nature: spurred

Stamen: other characters: pollen coherent into pollinia

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed

Pistil: ovule: 2 per locule, 3 per locule, 4+ per locule

Pistil: pistil: ovules parietal placentation, ovules axillary placentation

Ovary: position: inferior

Fruit: types and characters: a capsule (incl. pod, follicle, etc.)

Fruit: seed: winged

Seed: endosperm: seeds without endosperm

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Vascular Plant Type Catalog at NYBG: Link

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